Mother’s Day gifts the whole family can enjoy
By Aimee Heckel
Calm down, mamas. We know this is your day. We know you deserve breakfast in bed and a foot rub and at least one pedicure on Mother’s Day. Probably three.
But at its core, Mother’s Day is about what made you a mother to begin with: your family. It’s about the life and love you have created that has already changed this world. And celebrating Mother’s Day together can create deep, lifelong memories. (Not that a pedicure and some much-needed alone time aren’t meaningful, in their own right.)
Still. If you’re looking for some top-notch Mother’s Day gifts the whole family can enjoy, here’s your last-minute guide. Dad. Plus, interactive gifts that you can do on Mother’s Day are ideal if you’re too late in the online shopping game for ground shipping.
1. Create your own charm bracelet. (What, you didn’t think we would forget jewelry in this list, did you?) Go high end with JamesAvery.com. You can order online and even pick up in store using this link from ShopAtHome.com.
If solid gold isn’t in your budget, Pugster.com offers adorable, customizable Italian charm bracelets. Let each family member select their own charm. A dolphin, tea kettle, VW Bug, dragon, puppy — there’s something here for everyone. Best of all, these bracelets are currently 75 percent off. Even find special Mother’s Day charms.
2. Make a DIY project together, especially if you’re dealing with a Pinterest mom or a mom who doesn’t like to sit still and be waited on. Check her pin board for clues of projects that she’s been wanting to pursue, buy the materials in advance and surprise her with an invitation to craft (or cook) together on Mother’s Day.
ParentMap also offers a list of 25 homemade Mother’s Day gifts you can tackle. An awesome idea: Make a picture out of your family’s fingerprints. Each member of the family gets a specific color of finger paint or a stamp pad.
Find Melissa & Doug multicolored stamp pads on Amazon.com for $6.45. This brand is great because the ink is washable, nontoxic and kid-friendly. Or buy your stamp pad through the official Melissa & Doug website, but make sure you redirect from ShopAtHome.com, so you can also get up to 7 percent cash back.
3. Go see a family-friendly movie (and let mom hold the popcorn). If you have older kids, “Admission,” in theaters now, is rated PG-13 and features Tina Fey. For younger kids, “The Croods,” rated PG, has received great reviews. See it in 3-D, if you can.
Money-saving tip: Buy $50 in Fandango gift cards and get one free ticket.
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